Questions tagged [text-editors]

A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Atom on macOS: doesn't switch to app when opening file from shell

Using Atom (latest version) on macOS 10.15.6 Catalina. I often open files in Atom from the shell, like this: atom SomeDocument.txt When Atom is not running yet, Atom correctly appears with the ...
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Visual studio and visual code and sublime can't display russian texts?

I have some source files which have russian comments in them the problem is that the comments seems to be gibberish instead of proper russian, seems like text editors cant properly display it? for ...
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Remove duplicate and clean line break / blank space in Notepad++

This is my problem; one two three four four five five six seven eight And I can't figure it out how to format it like this; one two three four five six seven ...
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Is it normal some text fonts are slower to load than others?

I recently downloaded a third party font from website and noticed slightly slower loading time of the .txt file. not significant, but surely noticeable. (both for windows' builtin notepad and third ...
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Does txt file not support hyperlink to jump to a specific page like pdf?

I want to make table of contents in txt file each line of which contains hyperlink to jump right to the desired contents for easier navigation, like pdf bookmark Is this viable option for txt file in ...
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Multi Line “Find and Replace” across multiple documents Atom Editor

I'm trying to replace an entire nav menu section of a website which means there's multiple files that need to change and there isn't a multi-line "find and replace" inside atom editor which ...
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how do i paste in LE text editor?

in LE text editor ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LE_(text_editor) ) how do i paste? i have tried right-clicking, left clicking, and ctrl+v to no avail, and when i do man le | grep -i paste | wc -l i ...
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Text File Encoding - Unable to see plaintext

I have a text file which was exported from Brave browser, which contains my seed phrase. I am banging my head against the wall because I cannot figure out how to possibly recover/convert what I have ...
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Deleting range of lines from a text file in linux command-line?

I have a example.txt file with 280 lines of text. I only want to keep first 80 lines and delete rest lines ?
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Notepad++ searches the last word I clicked on

When I press into the Notepad++ window (which means clicking on some word) and then press Ctrl+F, this defaults the search window to searching the word I clicked. I do not want this to happen, I would ...
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Can't use cursor select in cmd or atom

I am running Windows 10. When I run any of the three programs: cmd windows terminal PowerShell atom I am not able to cursor select text (i.e. highlight the text with the cursor). I have tried ...
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How to expand text selection till the start\end of a word?

On Windows, when you put a cursor anywhere inside a word, you could press Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow or Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow to expand selection till the start\end of the word respectively. On ...
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Is there any way to make conemu in windows cut off the left and right sides of the screen and stay in the centre?

I would really like to use an old-style text-based editor like vim in fullscreen using conemu, a bit like what GRRM uses to write his books. However modern monitors are just too wide for this to be ...
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Make AutoHotKey's Edit This Script open scripts in Sublime Text 3

For years I've been using AutoHotKey to automate a few common tasks on my system using hotkeys. By default clicking Edit This Script on a running script (from the Windows system tray) opens Notepad. ...
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Set default editor for batch file per user basis

As this answer to setting notepad++ as default editor for batch file describes I understand any custom editor be set as default for editing batch files. However this solution makes the change global(...
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How to replace Notepad with Sublime Text 3

Is there a way to completely replace Notepad with Sublime Text 3, i.e., the files that would normally open with Notepad should open with Sublime Text 3, not just with ..txt files.
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Html links in dumped formatted output from links 2.21 browser

Links 2.21 is a fantastic text based browser which is able to output formatted text from URL's. links -dump "https://example.com/page.html" > output.txt As is, output.txt contains all ...
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Remove spaces from first column of delimited file

I have a very large colon-delimited file with two columns: dhsj fdksjdk:dndkdlkfkd shfdosod dkjsosjd:dkj dosjeod dhswisoaidodisbw: dhsoi wjdos fjfdododjfideefkjso sn:fhfdkd dkdjdf If the first ...
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How to type characters for phonetic guide over a word in a plain text file?

This question is very similar and attempts to do the same as "How to type characters for phonetic guide over a word in Microsoft Word?" but the difference is the editor. I happened to see a ...
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Removing specific words from text file

I have a text file tat contains email:name | address = date time I want remove everything that comes after name from each line and leave me just email:name is there a way to do that?
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How to update files automatically in Codeblocks

Is there a way to reload a file automatically? Currently CodeBlocks keeps asking if I would want to reload an open file when it was edited externally by another program. This means I cannot use ...
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Particular unicode characters are not shown in some fixed width fonts for some editors in Windows 10

I am grateful to the user Berend for turning my attention in the right direction: originally the question blamed fonts, which turned out not to be the case. While there are lots of beautiful fonts ...
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How to get rid of auto hyphens in MSWord Cross referenced “numerical” Captions?

I'm in the process of writing my thesis with illustration figures, there are potential edits that I could do in the future so I'm using the cross-reference feature in word to have everything automated....
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How to configure settings to be overridden for multiple languages, in VSCode?

VSCode allows users to set language specific editor settings, by doing something like this: "[scss]": { "editor.formatOnSave": true } But this is not enough, because: what if I ...
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Addings tags to xml and change their values incrementally

I have an xml-data, which contains a lot of different tags. The structure is like this: <category> <lesson> <textfilecard orderID="0"> <Question></...
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Is there a way to pause or turn off individual code completions for sublime text editor 3

I currently have a plethora or plugins installed for sublime text editor, but I was wondering if there is a way to turn off[Not Uninstall] various different code completions, so If i am working on Js ...
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How to move to certain symbol in the next line?

Let's take a couple of lines: asdkgjas;fwewgdsgflk : wthtklsjflasd djfghkdjfgndfgdfg : wreteqw'[erlw How could I move right away to the next line so that the cursor would appear after : (regardless ...
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Sublime Text: How to open function definition in new tab

In Sublime Text 3, a popup with link to the definition of a function is opened when hovering the mouse over a function call. Clicking that link opens a new editor tab with cursor at the function ...
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Are there shortcuts for text editors/processors to delete the rest of a line?

The cursor may stay in the middle of the line and there may be necessity to delete whatever stands from the right side of the cursor, but only till the end of current line. I don't know how this ...
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Lightest way to add timestamps in Notepad++?

What is the lightest way to add a timestamp string within a Notepad++ text document? The method I know of is to use a plugin that gives Notepad++ Python functionality, and then write a small Python ...
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How to scroll to top in ISPF?

Is there a command to scroll to the top of of the file in ISPF? Also, scroll to bottom? Similar to lower case g in VI. Also, is there anything like scroll to top of function or scroll to opening ...
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How to find-and-replace text with regular expression

I have multiple lines like this(with multiple random numbers): value:"200 text.text.text.text value:"235437 text.text.11.text value:"12835 text.text.17.text value:"347783 text.text....
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How to do this in Notepad++?

I have thousands of lines that look like this: Username | Password | Account Status | Region | Email | Summoner Name | BE | RP | RP Refunds | Level | Curr Rank | Prev Rank | Champs | Skins | Last ...
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Sublime Text 3 behavior when switching tabs

When switching tabs in Sublime (e.g. using CTRL+TAB), while keeping CTRL pressed, Sublime switches to the next tab immediately, rather than display a popup with the list of tabs. This behavior is ...
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Selecting/highlighting specific lines in a text - gedit

I'd like to select only specific lines in a gedit file; for example, if the text is composed by 4 lines, I may be able to select only the first one and the last one in order to copy only them. How ...
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Combining .txt files to create a one pdf

I have around 200 .txt files. All files are named in order Chapter 1 to 200. How I can create single pdf book by combining all txt files with Chapters Indexed and starting every new chapter on new ...
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Get rid of the number of documents icon in VS Code

I'd like to remove the icon which shows the number of unsaved files in Explorer. I'm on the most up to date version on the most up to date Mac. I went through the settings and couldn't find the ...
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Text based auto generation mail merge

I have a text file. I would like a simple portable app if possible which can automatically generate 176 different versions where the only difference (e.g. {%FIELD1%} is pulled from a separate file ...
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Can you edit a file on a remote computer when there is no editor available?

I have an old Synology NAS which which I can only telnet in to and I want to edit a config file. Unfortunately there is no editing software at all; no vi, nano, vim nothing. Is there a way to use ...
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how to copy all code in vim with invalid register name?

I'm trying to select all the code in my vim editor in a putty session on my windows 10 and paste it on notepad in windows 10. once I get into vim with terminal command vim code.s on ubuntu I've tried ...
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How do I exit vim, that is within emacs term mode with evil?

I am trying to make transition from vim to emacs (specifically doom-emacs). I was using term mode and habitually used vim in an attempt to edit another file forgetting that I was inside emacs. I ...
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Is it possible to change the font in cmd for one app and retain the default font for other programs?

I want to change the default font for a console text editor I am using on Windows. Looking on the internet, it seems I need to change cmd's font by right-clicking the title bar. However, that changes ...
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Are there text editors for macOS that use `GtkSourceView`?

I'm looking for a text editor for macOS that has decent RTL (Arabic) support. As far as I can tell, GtkSourceView is one of the few (if not only) editor technologies that support RTL editing properly....
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Excel: Alt + Enter for multiple cells

I would like to change the first table into a wrap texted version of numbers & (xxx), making two lines in each cell. What is the best option for this, as I have >100 cells so it's not feasible to ...
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How to remove the password from each line? in the format of example:pass

How can I remove the passwords from a text file that contains email:password? For example I have : willibaldkahr@a1.net:1241_1130 keyskyer@wo.com.cn:k8795530 nakamura@a1.net:nakamura t.fessl@a1.net:...
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ASK How to extract email regex using Emeditor? get email specific

example : hello this my email user1@domains.com contact me yes this my email user2@needthis.ca:contactmenow user:3:user3@needthistoo.com.au:contactme hello this is my email andre,user4@needthis.co.uk, ...
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ask how to delete all right text after containing Colon (:) in EMEDITOR?

I want delete all right text after character Colon (:) example : user1@mail.com:pass user2@mail.com:psword user3@mail.com:pasword123 user4@mail.com:@*!@$Haslkf delete after character Colon (:) ...
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Is there a way to search a txt file for a list of values?

I have a big txt file and a list of comma separated values. Is there a way to search the text file and show me which values were not found inside the text file?
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How to remove lines that don't contain at least one uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number and special symbol in Notepad++

After looking across the internet for about an hour, I decided to register an account and ask a question :) I'd like to remove all lines that don't contain at least one uppercase letter, lowercase ...
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How to extract specific length urls from text file using Notepad++

I am trying to extract the list of URLs from the text file using notepad++ and have tried different expressions as well, but it is replacing the URLs instead of extracting them. href=&quot;https:/...

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